This week’s blog attempts to cover everything you need to know about which countries the UK can travel to.
Last week was the news the whole travel industry had been waiting for. The 59 countries exempted from the FCO’s non-essential travel ban. Initially they were discussed as “air bridges” and the expectation was that there would be mutual agreements from both countries to squash quarantine measures. Sadly it wasn’t to be that simple and later in the week we were forewarned with the announcement that they were air corridors, that there would be exemptions from the UK but there were no guarantees of entry “on the other side”.
And boy, have we been left disappointed and possibly more confused than ever! So we have the list of 59 countries the UK can travel to. BUT not all of the destinations are receiving UK residents or those that have visited the UK in the last 14-days.
As soon as the news broke, I started to compile the list with details on what the restrictions are for the countries included. If you would like access to the list (which is updated daily) then please email me. And I’ll send you the most updated spreadsheet with full details of all the travel corridors for the UK.
Which countries can the UK travel to?
Australia – Entry to Australia is limited, except for Australian citizens and permanent residents or those with an exemption. All travellers entering Australia need to undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a designated facility (for example a hotel) at their port of arrival.
Disneyland Paris, France – UK nationals entering France from outside the European Area are required to certify that their journey to France is essential and complete relevant documentation.
Arrivals from the UK and some other countries are asked to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in mainland France.
Greece – Flights to Greece from the UK are expected to restart, 15 July 2020. If you travel to Greece, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form at least 48 hours before travel.
You may be required to take a test for coronavirus (COVID-19) and undergo a period of self-isolation.
Italy – As of 4 July we’re free to travel to Italy, there are no restrictions on entry to Italy. And you will not be subject to self-isolation on your return to the UK.
USA – America is not on the list of exemptions for the FCO. We don’t know when we’re going to be able to travel again. This of course includes Disneyland Resort, California and Walt Disney World, Florida.
Cruises – World of Cruising have put together the complete list of cruise lines that have extended their pause in operations due to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic and the dates of when they plan to resume sailings, along with information regarding bookings, cancellations and refunds.